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Successful fundraising for preservation and conservation

Free workshop

Thursday 4 October 2012

British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Location Details

This workshop explains how to include conservation and preservation activities in funding bids. It covers the type of information to include, how to generate that information, and how to prepare briefs for external conservators and specify surveys. Guidance is provided on what funders are looking for in applications and discussion sessions draw on group experience to encourage fresh approaches to fundraising.

Participants must send a 250-300 word summary of the project or activity for which they are fund-raising a week in advance of the training day you will be asked for this once your place has been confirmed. The summary forms the basis for practical sessions throughout the day during which participants are encouraged to discuss and share their work.


  • Sue Crossley, Wellcome Trust
  • Helen Lindsay, Accredited conservator and consultant
  • Caroline Peach, Preservation Advisory Centre
  • Louise Ray, The National Archives


10.15 Registration
10.25 Welcome and introductions
10.30 Funding for conservation - opportunities and challenges,
Louise Ray
11.00 Practical session (reviewing your summary)
Sue Crossley
11.30 Break
11.45 How to get conservation content into your funding application, including case studies,
Helen Lindsay
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Resources: overview of funding opportunities
Caroline Peach
13.45 Resources: HLF funding opportunities
Louise Ray
14.15 Practical session
Sue Crossley
14.45 Break
15.00 Funding surgery: opportunity for individual discussions with trainers
15.45 Discussion
16.00 End